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inoffensive

[in-uh-fen-siv] /ˌɪn əˈfɛn sɪv/
adjective
1.
causing no harm, trouble, or annoyance:
a mild, inoffensive man.
2.
not objectionable, as to the senses:
an inoffensive odor.
Origin of inoffensive
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; in-3 + offensive
Related forms
inoffensively, adverb
inoffensiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. harmless, innocuous, unoffending.
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inoffensive

/ˌɪnəˈfɛnsɪv/
adjective
1.
not giving offence; unobjectionable
2.
not unpleasant, poisonous, or harmful
Derived Forms
inoffensively, adverb
inoffensiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inoffensive
adj.

1590s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + offensive. Related: Inoffensively; inoffensiveness.

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